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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLICY

    Gays and mainlanders in spotlight as Hong Kong launches discrimination law review

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 07:33pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Wider anti-discrimination laws eyed A public consultation has been launched on extending anti-discrimination laws to protect, among others, mainlanders, ... for equal rights," he said. The law against sex discrimination does not cover bias on grounds of sexual orientation, while that against racial bias does not cover discrimination against people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549710/eoc-launches-review-anti-discrimination-laws
  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Transsexuals call for laws to help minorities

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Joyce Ng

    ... sexual minorities in Hong Kong. Top of the list are new laws against discrimination, W and fellow transsexual Mimi Wong said after yesterday's landmark ruling by the top court. W, who ... the court decision was not enough. "The government should have laws to safeguard transsexual women from discrimination," she said. One example, she said, was some employers' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1237042/transsexuals-call-laws-help-minorities
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US workers claim discrimination in hiring of foreigners on skilled worker visas

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:55pm by AP

    ... worker from India. Now she has joined a federal US lawsuit alleging the global staffing firm that ran HarleyDavidson's technical support discriminated against American workers, in part ... it considers all qualified candidates "without regard to citizenship and immigration status". Manpower said it "adopts the highest ethical standards and complies with all applicable laws ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549216/us-workers-claim-discrimination-hiring-foreigners-skilled-worker-visas
  4. News - China - DISCRIMINATION

    Lesbian couple hurt by official's disrespect at marriage registry

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Social worker and college student say they were snubbed by registry official as they attempt to challenge law and raise public awareness Lesbians fail in bid ... on Monday. Mayu Yu, a 27-year old social worker, said a male official at the registry told her and her partner that they could not be registered because the law did not recognise a marriage between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1158505/lesbian-couple-hurt-officials-disrespect-marriage-registry
  5. Comment - Letters

    Government must respect the law and end discrimination on basis of sexual orientation

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 04:47am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Government must respect the law and end discrimination I filed a judicial review against the government for maintaining a different age of consent between two men and a man ... was unconstitutional. This happened in 2005. Last week, the Department of Justice submitted documents to the Legislative Council finally proposing to amend the dead laws. While I welcome such a proposal, it is, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1391365/government-must-respect-law-and-end-discrimination-basis-sexual
  6. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Study to shed light on sex discrimination: Equal Opportunities Commission

    Posted May 13th 2014, 03:51am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... on a study into gender bias and the feasibility of laws to protect the rights of sexual minorities, the anti-discrimination watchdog says. The independent research will cover practical scenarios ... for procrastinating on developing the relevant laws. Instead of putting the issue to public consultation, the government set up a committee last June to advise on sex discrimination. Chu said he expected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1510799/study-shed-light-sex-discrimination-equal-opportunities-commission
  7. News - World

    Obama review shows big data could prompt discrimination

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 10:31pm by AP

    ... by President Barack Obama, White House counsellor John Podesta said in an interview. Podesta did not discuss all the findings, but said the potential for discrimination was an issue. Federal laws have ... Associated Press in Washington Big data 'could prompt discrimination' A White House review of how the government and private sector use large sets of data has found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1499431/obama-review-shows-big-data-could-prompt-discrimination
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong should be truly inclusive

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to consult on whether or not the race discrimination law should be broadened to cover nationality, citizenship and residency. The idea is just part of a sweeping review of the four existing anti-discrimination ordinances. But it understandably stands out, as the influx of mainland tourists and immigrants continues to fuel social tensions. That the review has drawn mixed reactions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1551425/hong-kong-should-be-truly-inclusive
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    School uniform guidelines to prevent racial and religious discrimination

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:28am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com School uniform guidelines to prevent discrimination The Equal Opportunities Commission will introduce school uniform guidelines next month to prevent pupils from suffering discrimination due to their race or religion. "It has come to the EOC's attention that there have been concerns raised by schools and parents of ethnic minority ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1453401/school-uniform-guidelines-prevent-racial-and-religious-discrimination
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't use the law to discriminate against domestic workers

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by BEAU LEFLER

    ... Beau Lefler Beau Lefler says the courts should uphold principle of equality before law Laws that oppress the weak are a poor servant of justice In Hong Kong, people enthuse over the "rule of law" and its long-standing presence here. It is the cause of our economic miracle and social stability, and is purportedly the main difference between us and the mainland. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1199573/dont-use-law-discriminate-against-domestic-workers

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